Use Baskets and Boxes
Rustic baskets and colorful, fabric-covered boxes not only make lovely display pieces, but they also create ample storage for smaller items. They always look great on top of dressers to hold jewelry and boudoir items, and if they fit into your décor, you can display them on open bookshelves.
Look at the tops of other pieces of furniture, too. Find sizes that slide perfectly on to bookcases, kitchen cabinets and armoires to tuck little pieces and parts of out sight.